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Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Won, not done: One down, two to go for Herd men’s hoops

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas—Thundering Herd men’s basketball advanced to its third-straight Conference USA Tournament semifinal round Thursday night at the Ford Center at the Star, with a 95-81 defeat of the UTSA Roadrunners. The Herd will face Southern Miss Friday at 12:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. EST), as ...

Herd baseball overcomes early road trip, readies for home opener against Niagara

Kieran Intemann, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall baseball didn’t start the season with the most ideal playing schedule. The Thundering Herd opened with 10 consecutive road games to begin the season, playing a trio of three-game series and a single midweek game. The Herd overcame those early season schedule issues, going 7-3 on the long...

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Herd football alumni return for pro day, set sights on NFL

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The journey to the National Football League is anything but easy. It starts long before the NFL Combine or pro-day workouts. Former Marshall University football student-athletes Rodney Allen, Davon Durant, Hyleck Foster, Sandly Jean-Felix, Chase Litton, C.J. Reavis, Kaare Vedvik and Ryan Yuracheck, along...

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Marshall men’s hoops hunts for Conference USA Championship title, NCAA Tournament bid

Luke Creasy, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball competes in the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this week at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. After closing out the regular season with a 76-67 win over then-No. 24 Middle Tennessee, the Herd edged UTSA for the fourth seed and a guaranteed...

Herd outmatched at Carolina Classic, drops four games

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

Marshall softball traveled to South Carolina this past weekend for the Carolina Classic—a five-game tournament in which the Herd went 1-4—and is now 8-12 on the season. South Carolina competed as host institution, while Liberty and George Washington joined Marshall as visiting schools. The Herd...

Marshall organizes candlelight vigil for fallen athlete

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS

Thundering Herd football and the Marshall community mourned the loss of defensive lineman Larry Aaron Thursday night with a candlelight vigil in the Memorial Student Center. “There were so many on the team that were close to Larry, and the relationships we formed with him will be everlasting,”...

Herd wins twice in extras, takes series

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

After scoring four runs in the top of the 11th Sunday afternoon in Elon, North Carolina, Marshall baseball claimed its second-straight series victory with an 11-7 defeat of the Elon Phoenix in the rubber match of a three-game series. Marshall improved its overall record to 4-2, while Elon fell to 2-6. “This...

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Herd men’s basketball routs Charlotte on senior night 103-75

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Senior guard Ot Elmore played his final minutes at the Cam Henderson Center Saturday night, as Marshall men’s basketball produced a 103-75 victory over the Charlotte 49ers on senior night. “That was the most fun I’ve had playing basketball in a long time,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. ...

Herd softball returns home, welcomes Golden Flashes for midweek game

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

After playing its first thirteen games away from Huntington, Marshall Softball will play in its home opener against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Dot Hicks Softball Field, 3 p.m. Wednesday. Marshall is currently 6-8 after competing in early season tournaments in Alabama and Florida. The Herd is...

ODU serves Herd season sweep

ODU serves Herd season sweep

Courtney Andrews, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS

Marshall men’s basketball couldn’t battle back from Old Dominion’s 21 second-chance points in a nail-biting conference showdown, dropping an 84-79 decision to the Monarchs Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. “The physicality got to us,” junior guard Jon Elmore said. “We ha...

Herd baseball prepares for weekend set with Elon

Herd baseball prepares for weekend set with Elon

Luke Creasy, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS

Marshall University baseball continues its 11-game road trip to open the 2018 season, as it travels to Elon, North Carolina Friday for a three-game, weekend set with the Elon Phoenix. In its opening series against the Florida A&M University Rattlers this past weekend, the Herd put on an clinic...

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Far from home, Penava thrives at collegiate level

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

Approximately 4,909 miles east of the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, West Virginia, exists the southeastern European city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina—birthplace and home of Marshall University men’s basketball starting forward, Ajdin Penava. As the 6-foot-9, 220-pound junior approaches...